Are tomatoes Keto friendly?

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The short answer is… yes! But like any fruit you have to watch out for the quantity.

If using canned tomatoes read the label. You want to make sure there are no sugars or odd ingredients. Canned tomatoes are a great source when tomatoes are not in season. Tomatoes that are canned at the moment of peak ripeness and often times taste better than fresh tomatoes you find in the grocery store or farmer’s market.

Here’s how many carbs are in the top tomato varieties.

Type of tomato100 grams (g)Carbs (g)
Roma tomato4.73
Grape tomato5.51
Green tomato5.1
Cherry tomato4.96
San Marzano tomato4.35
Plum (aka Italian) tomato 🇮🇹4.13

Tomatoes have a low carb count compared to other types of fruit. To put it in perspective, a single small banana has about 23 grams of carbs.

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